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Sustained Elimination of Immediate Use Steam Sterilization—Bridging the Implementation Gap

      BACKGROUND: Decreasing Immediate Use Steam Sterilization (IUSS) is an important component of the prevention of surgical site infections. Utilizing best practice guidelines, facility-specific challenges can be overcome by the systematic collection and analysis of data combined with the development, implementation and ongoing monitoring of the success or failure of targeted interventions by a team committed to zero tolerance.
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